And God told him, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation--even a company of nations--shall come from you, and kings shall descend from you.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 9:1
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.
But as for you, be fruitful and multiply; spread out across the earth and multiply upon it."
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty. Walk before Me and be blameless.
"As for Me, this is My covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations.
I will make you exceedingly fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you.
And I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will descend from her."
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, so that you may become a company of peoples.
These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites:
May God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will release your other brother along with Benjamin. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved."
Thus the Israelites settled in the land of Egypt, in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and became fruitful and increased greatly in number.
and told me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you; I will make you a multitude of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.'
but the Israelites were fruitful and increased abundantly; they multiplied and became exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them.
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Almighty, but I did not reveal Myself to them by My name, 'the LORD.'
then I will remember My covenant with Jacob and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.
1 Chronicles 16:17
He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
Chapter Outline1. God commands Jacob to go to Bethel.
2. He purges his house of idols.
6. He builds an altar at Bethel.
8. Deborah dies at Allon Bacuth.
9. God blesses Jacob at Bethel.
10. Jacob Named Israel.
16. Rachel travails of Benjamin, and dies in the way to Edar.
22. Reuben lies with Bilhah.
23. The sons of Jacob.
27. Jacob comes to Isaac at Hebron.
28. The age, death, and burial of Isaac.
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